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Food insecurity soaring across 20 hunger hotspots

image1170x530cropped (7)_0_0.jpgA young woman carries water in a camp for displaced people in Tillaberi region, Niger.

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WFP and Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office partner on research to support vulnerable families

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office (KRSO) signed a new agreement on research into food security, to support informed decision-making on efforts to support vulnerable families in the Kurdistan Region.

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UN chief calls for Olympic Truce to build ‘culture of peace’ through sport

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Beijing 2022 - Handover Ceremony of the Olympic Flame in Athens, Greece.

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Nearly 850 children at immediate risk as violence continues in northeast Syria

Statement by Bo Viktor Nylund, UNICEF Syria Representative

“Intensifying violence in the city of Al Hasakah, related to the “Ghwayran” prison break attempt last Thursday, has put at serious risk the safety of nearly 850 children who are in detention. Some are as young as 12 years old. According to reports, more than 100 people were killed, and thousands were displaced in the ongoing violence.

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Bringing dry land in the Sahel back to life

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Women dig mid-moon dams to save water in Niger.

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UN chief calls for action to put out ‘5-alarm global fire’

At a time when “the only certainty is more uncertainty”, countries must unite to forge a new, more hopeful and equal path, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Friday, laying out his priorities for 2022.

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Young people must have ‘a seat at the table’ in peace efforts: Guterres

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In Glasgow, Scotland, people take part in a demonstration for climate action, led by youth climate activists and organized on the sidelines of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

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80 per cent of Tonga population impacted by eruption and tsunami

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Damage caused in Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, by the volcano eruption and subsequent tsunami on 15 January 2022.

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Experts decry measures to ‘steadily erase’ Afghan women and girls from public life

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Women at the UNICEF-supported Mirza Mohammad Khan clinic in Afghanistan.

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Tonga volcanic eruption: Too soon to assess damage

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Explosive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on January 15, 2022.